Florida A&M (FAMU) Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Florida A&M University Admissions Overview:

Florida A & M accepted a third of applicants in 2016, making it fairly selective--students will generally need good grades and test scores to be accepted. Along with a completed application form, prospective students will need to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT and a high school transcript. While a campus visit is not required, it is recommended; students can schedule an interview with an admissions counselor and tour the school to see if they are a good match.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Florida A&M Description:

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University -- more commonly called FAMU or Florida A&M -- occupies a 422-acre campus on a hill in Tallahassee, Florida. Students come from 70 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 62 Bachelor's degree programs. Florida A&M is a historically black university that wins high marks for graduating African Americans in the natural sciences and engineering. While programs in health, business and technology fields are strong, journalism and the social sciences are also popular with undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Florida A&M Rattlers compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, softball, soccer, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,619 (7,769 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,785 (in-state); $17,725 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,138 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,058
  • Other Expenses: $5,439
  • Total Cost: $22,420 (in-state); $34,360 (out-of-state)

Florida A&M Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,591
    • Loans: $6,215

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 1%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Bowling, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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